The minor in African American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores the history and culture of persons of the African Diaspora, and in so doing, examines issues of critical importance to the making of the modern world. While focused primarily on the American experience, the program looks beyond U.S. borders to consider the connections between black persons in Africa, Europe, and the Americas as a whole. In addition, the program hopes to foster closer ties between the University and the African American community in San Antonio.

Completion of the program will be indicated on the student’s transcript with the notation “Minor in African American Studies.” Students interested in the minor should submit an application to the chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee, who will assign a faculty adviser to the student.

African American Studies (AFAM)

AFAM-1310 Introduction to African American Studies
Description
An exploration of key issues in African American studies from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include black literature, Afrocentrism, race and social justice, rap and "world" music, blacks in prison, African American film and visual art, black families, the black middle class, black internationalism, and gender, among others.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
AFAM-3190 Special Topics in African American Studies
Description
From time to time, the program will offer special topics courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Topics may be in any area(s) of African American Studies and will be offered at the initiative of faculty members. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
AFAM-3290 Special Topics in African American Studies
Description
From time to time, the program will offer special topics courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Topics may be in any area(s) of African American Studies and will be offered at the initiative of faculty members. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
AFAM-3310 African American Studies Internship
Description
Supervised on and off campus work in an institution serving the African American community in the greater San Antonio area. The particular institution and internship experience must be arranged and approved by the student, the professor, and the institution selected. Supervision and contact with the professor must be maintained throughout the semester. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours credit. Pass/ Fail only.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
AFAM-3390 Special Topics in African American Studies
Description
From time to time, the program will offer special topics courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Topics may be in any area(s) of African American Studies and will be offered at the initiative of faculty members. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
AFAM-3490 Special Topics in African American Studies
Description
From time to time, the program will offer special topics courses not described in the Courses of Study Bulletin. Topics may be in any area(s) of African American Studies and will be offered at the initiative of faculty members. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
Carey Latimore
Carey Latimore, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Associate Professor
Kimberlyn Montford
Kimberlyn Montford, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Associate Professor, Music
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William T. Burke III, J.D.
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Anene Ejikeme
Anene Ejikeme, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
David Rando
David P. Rando, Ph.D.
Professor, English
Claudia Stokes
Claudia Stokes, Ph.D.
Professor, English
Angela Tarango
Angela Tarango, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religion
Wilson Terrell
Wilson Terrell Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Engineering Science

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